Saturday, October 16, 2010

Exhibitions at the Gallery October - November

Currently on display at the Gawler Gallery are three exhibitions all of which run from October 14 to November 14 2010.

Upstairs Pink Room:

Upstairs Green and Blue Rooms:

The exhibition will showcase a composite of works from the imaginary and real, the sadness, sensuality and vitality of life, to the compositional exploration of the everyday world around us by three different but complementary artists.

Kerrie Barrett

Kerrie is a self taught artist working mainly in oils and is represented in private and corporate collections in Australia and overseas. She was a founding member of the Blackwater Art Gallery and has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in three states. Kerrie’s landscapes are both real and imaginary. Most are sketched or rough painted on site and finished in her studio.

Naomi Falting

Naomi has engaged with art since embracing it at secondary school. With TAFE studies in sculpture, painting, drawing and printmaking, and private tuition in watercolour, she explores personal dimensions of expression. Naomi favours working in acrylics, charcoal and conte. Her art has been sporadically intermingled with family, community and full time work.

Peter Murdoch

From his earliest training as an art teacher to his current work in web and publication design Peter has never lost the desire to explore his own individual view of the world. He has exhibited in recent years, at Belalie Art Gallery in Jamestown and at the University of Adelaide, and in 2009 was a finalist in the Prospect Portrait Prize. His work includes painting, drawing and photography.

Downstairs Green Room:

By the Artistic Quartet.

This is a diverse exhibition of painted works by four artists including Ron Brook and Bob McCance, taking their collective steps towards a brighter future. An artist will be ‘in residence’ and painting each day during this exhibition.

Monday, October 11, 2010

People's Choice Winner, 2010 Gawler Art Award

Bonnie Supple (pictured on the left) is presented with the 5th Gawler Art Award, People's Choice Award for her work 'Highland Cow' by the Galleries Publicity Officer, Joanne Hughes. Bonnie's artwork also won the Youth 10-14 years category of the Awards.

For all the awards winners read this post.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Winners of the 5th Gawler Art Award 2010

The official opening and award announcements of the 5th Gawler Art Award were a great success with many people commenting on the excellent variety and quality of the 118 works on display with particular mention of how well the exhibition was hung (thanks to my small but very dedicated team who spent a day and a half hanging all the works).

The winners were as follows:

  • Best Overall - Mike Barr, Semaphore Sunday (Acrylic)
  • Best Nature/Flora Theme - Melissa Farrell, Purple Peacock (Mixed Media)
  • Best Watercolour - Gerhard Ritter, Here to Serve (Watercolour)
  • Best Sport/Recreation Theme - Ellen Steyn, Demise of SA 3 Day Event? (Acrylic)
  • Best Gawler Theme - Maxine Donald, Church Hill Chimneys (and Owl), Gawler (Watercolour)
  • Best Open Theme - Norah Jones, Beach Dancing (Pastels)
  • Best Hanging Textile - Carol Clue, Late Summer Glow (Textiles)
  • Best 3D Original Art - Kimberley Hargrave, Rainbow Lace Breastplate (Crystal & wire)
  • Best Youth 10-14 years - Bonnie Supple, Highland Cow (Charcoal)
  • Best Youth 15-18 years - Hannah Stockdale, Laura (graphite)

Each category also had certificates given to at least one work that was considered highly regarded by the judges. All the winners and highly regarded entries are acknowledged in the photo accompanying article below by The Bunyip Newspaper (click to see the full size version).

The exhibition closes this Sunday the 10th October at 4pm. If you haven't seen it then do yourself a favour and get down to the gallery. All works are for sale... why not purchase a prize winning work of art?